Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy
4 years full-time QF Level 5
PhD (Health Sciences) USyd, Australia, MSc (Hons) (Mental Health), UOW, Australia, MCom (Commerce), UNSW, Australia
BAppSc (Occupational Therapy), Cumberland College of Health Sciences Occupational Therapist Registered, United States of America (OTR)
Registered Occupational Therapist in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong
|Medium of Instruction||English|
|Total no. of credits||136 credits|
|JUPAS Catalogue No.||JSST04|
|Year||Tuition Fee (HK$)|
* After deduction of annual subsidy of HK$70,000 from the Government under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP).
The tuition fees are subject to review and adjustment without prior notice.
|Applied Chinese Language (or Basic Chinese)*||Enhancing Academic English Skills|
|Developing English Language Skills|
* Alternate Chinese course for “non-Chinese speaking” students only
|Ageing, Diseases and Disabilities||Essential Psychopathology for Occupational Therapist|
|Abnormal Psychology||Enabling Occupation – Aging and Wellness|
|Applied Research Methodology in Rehabilitation Science||Enabling Occupation – Child and Education|
|Anatomy and Physiology||Enabling Occupation – Community|
|Analyzing Occupational Performance||Enabling Occupation – Health Care I|
|Basic Neuroscience||Enabling Occupation – Health Care II|
|Capstone Project||Enabling Occupation – Productivity|
|Clinical Education IA||Introduction to Chinese Medicine (中醫學導論)|
|Clinical Education IB||Introduction to Health Service Management|
|Clinical Education II||Pharmacology|
|Clinical Education III||Psychosocial Dimensions of Health and Illness|
|Clinical Education IV||OT Theory, Process and Evidence-based Practice|
|Culturally Relevant Occupational Therapy||Understanding Occupation-People-Context|
|Developmental Psychology||+ 2 Discipline elective courses|
|Essential Pathophysiology for Occupational Therapist|
|General Education courses|
|Creative and Critical Thinking||Introduction to Statistics|
|Ethical and Legal Aspects in Health Care||The Development and Operation of Non-profit Organisations|
|Information Technology and Multimedia Applications||Understanding and Motivating Self|
|Introduction to Health Informatics||+ Select 1 course from the College’s GE course list|
The programme has received accreditation from the Occupational Therapists Board of the Supplementary Medical Professions Council (SMPC) in June 2017. Graduates are qualified for registration as Occupational Therapists “職業治療師” for practice in Hong Kong.
The Programme is also approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Graduates are recognized as meeting the international standard for education of Occupational Therapists.
+ Year 1 entry to Degree Programmes
- Have obtained Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language and Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies plus one Elective/Applied Learning Subject at Level 2 (“3322+2”) in HKDSE; OR
- Have passes in AS Use of English and AS Chinese Language and Culture plus one AL subject/two AS subjects in HKALE and Level 2 for Chinese Language and English Language plus passes in three other subjects in HKCEE; OR
- Have obtained the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum score of 28 and fulfilled the English language requirements:
- Grade 4 or better in the Higher Level English Language (B Syllabus); or
- Grade 5 or better in the Higher Level English Language (B Syllabus); or
- Grade 4 or better in the Higher or Standard Level English Language (A1 or A2 Syllabus); or
- Grade 4 or better in the Standard Level English – Text and Performance; or
- Grade 4 or better in the Standard Level English – Literature and Performance (A1 syllabus); OR
- Have met the 2nd cut-off line of the respective province for admission to mainland key universities in the National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE) and the scores of English Language is over 100 (普通高等學校聯合招生考試(JEE,PRC)達到所屬省市報讀第二批重點高校分數線以上及英語科達100分或以上); OR
- Have obtained equivalent qualifications (such as meeting the admission requirements of a degree programme offered outside Hong Kong)
Preference will be given to applicants who have obtained Level 4 or above in English Language in HKDSE.
Mr. Lawrence Kwok
BSc (Hons) (major in Occupational Therapy) Student
Ms. Rajkiran Kaur
BSc (Hons) (major in Occupational Therapy) Student
|Q1:||What is the accreditation status of this programme?|
|A1:||The Programme is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Graduates will have a qualification that is recognized internationally.
The programme is currently undergoing the accreditation process by the Occupational Therapy Board for professional registration in Hong Kong and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists for programme recognition. It is anticipated that the programme will be fully accredited when the first cohort of students graduate in 2017.
|Q2:||What are the differences between Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physiotherapy (PT)?|
Both occupational therapists and physiotherapists are part of a team of health professionals. While occupational therapists often work alongside physiotherapists and there are certainly many similarities between the two, they differ in the specifics in how they help clients/patients address a disability.
Physiotherapists use physical exercise and modalities to treat physical movement dysfunction, while occupational therapists use and adapt occupations to treat or prevent occupational dysfunction due to physical, mental or environmental factors. Occupational therapists also have the knowledge and training to work with people with a mental illness or emotional problems such as depression and/or stress.
Another way to describe the difference between physiotherapy and occupational therapy is that a physiotherapist treats the patient’s actual impairment, while an occupational therapist treats that impairment in action. A physiotherapist tries to improve the impairment itself by increasing mobility, aligning bones and joints or lessening pain. An occupational therapist helps the patient complete necessary everyday tasks with the impairment. Doing so may involve applying adaptive tools and techniques.
|Q3:||Is there any practicum for this programme? If yes, how and when will the practicum be arranged?|
|A3:||Students are required to satisfactorily complete over 1000 hours of practicum prior to graduation. Practicum is divided into 4 different blocks spreading over 4 years of study, including summer breaks. Students will be placed in hospital and community settings. The duration of the practicums ranges from 2 weeks to 10 weeks.|
|Q4:||What is the career prospect for this programme?|
Occupational Therapists are currently in great demand in hospitals and community or non-profit organization settings that include aged care centres, schools, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities etc.
Master Pay Scale (MPS)
*Source: Social Welfare Department (July 2015)
|Q5:||What kind of characteristics that you expect the students to have?|
|A5:||Besides good academic results, we expect the students to have a caring attitude, willingness to communicate and interact with others, a curious and creative mind for learning and an ability to manage time well.|
|Q6:||What are the special features of the Occupational Therapy Programme at TWC?|
Besides meeting minimum standards of competence to practice as an occupational therapist upon graduation, we also put emphasis on equipping graduates with knowledge and skills to practise in various types of community setting and schools.
In addition to lectures, we teach occupational therapy core courses through small groups, as well as using both specialized laboratories and real clinical settings for teaching. Close interaction between teaching staff and students also facilitates and monitors students’ progress in this demanding programme.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Occupational Therapy
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|2||5 Jul 2017||東華學院職業治療獲專業認證 (東方日報)|
|3||5 Jul 2017||東華職業治療獲專業認證 (星島日報)|
|4||5 Jul 2017||東華治療師課程獲認證 (文匯報)|
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|6||4 Jul 2017||東華學院自資職業治療學士課程獲認可 畢業即可執業月薪逾2.6萬 (HK01)|
|7||1 Jul 2017||東華職業治療學位獲認證 (東方日報)|
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